Articles in Honors

RAA Honors Outstanding Volunteers

Awards dinner to be held Oct. 9 during Reunion & Homecoming Weekend

In tribute to their outstanding commitment to the Institute and their fellow alumni, an outstanding group of volunteers will be recognized by the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) and the Office of Alumni Relations with the 2014 RAA Awards. The awards will be presented at the annual RAA Awards Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 9, during Reunion… Read More

Biologist Honored for Work Protecting Lake George Against Invasive Species

Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer receives James D. Corbett Award from The FUND for Lake George

Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer

Biologist Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer was recently honored by The FUND for Lake George with the James D. Corbett Award for her work on a committee tasked with preventing the introduction of invasive plant and animal species into Lake George. Nierzwicki-Bauer, a professor of biology and director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute, was one of 10… Read More

Rensselaer Places Among Top National Universities in Latest U.S. News Ranking

Rensselaer has been ranked among top 50 for the past 15 years


Rensselaer once again ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to the annual list of college rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report. Rensselaer ranked 42 among all national universities. The ranking follows last month’s recognition from USA Today, which included Rensselaer as fifth on the list of “Top… Read More

Rensselaer Anniversaries: Bridge to the Bicentennial


George T. Horton

As Rensselaer approaches its 200th year, the Institute is highlighting important milestones of how the world has been transformed by the achievements of Rensselaer people—past and present. Inside Rensselaer will showcase some of the remarkable achievements and anniversaries throughout the year, including notable milestones and alumni and alumnae accomplishments. 125th Anniversary: Founding of Chicago Bridge… Read More

Founding Members of Named 2014 Rensselaer Entrepreneurs of the Year

Program to be held October 3

Mimeo Founders

Alumni and Pi Kappa Alpha brothers John Delbridge ’91, Jeffrey Stewart ’91, and David Uyttendaele ’91 have been selected as the 2014 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneurs of the Year. Established in 1990, the award brings the world of entrepreneurship into Rensselaer classrooms by recognizing successful entrepreneurs and role models who share their wisdom… Read More

Celebrating Service

Employee Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner


Human Resources recently hosted the 42nd annual Employee Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn. Employees who have completed service in five-year increments were honored, as well as employees who retired during the last fiscal year. “All of you here tonight have given Rensselaer a lasting legacy, and I am immensely grateful… Read More

Robert Carney Named Pillar of Rensselaer

Award is highest honor given to a staff member


Robert Carney, project manager and designer in Campus Planning and Facilities Design, says that he was surprised and truly honored to be recognized as a Pillar of Rensselaer. A Rensselaer employee for more than 25 years, Carney is the recipient of the 2014 Pillar of Rensselaer Award, the highest honor Rensselaer gives to a staff… Read More

Rensselaer Ranked 5th on USA Today List of “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the U.S.”

Ranking is latest recognition of the Institute’s long-held reputation as one of the nation’s top universities


Rensselaer has been named among the “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the United States” by USA Today. The national daily newspaper ranked Rensselaer number 5 on the list, which was released on Wednesday. “Rensselaer has a rich history and tradition of excellence in technological education and high-impact research at the interface of science and engineering…. Read More

Delta Phi Fraternity Alumni Rally To Renovate the George M. Low Gallery

Exhibit houses a collection of NASA memorabilia that honor former president and Delta Phi brother

Low Gallery

Nestled in the heart of the Rensselaer campus is a permanent exhibit of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) memorabilia and other materials that honor the life of former Rensselaer President George M. Low ’48. The George M. Low Gallery, open daily to the public, is located on the fourth floor of the Low Center… Read More

X. George Xu Named Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering

Endowed professorship among highest honors bestowed on faculty members

George Xu

Nuclear engineering expert X. George Xu has been named the Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member. “Dr. Xu is known around the world as a leader in his field. His innovative work on radiation dosimetry is advancing many important… Read More